An Overview of Human Cells for Light Microscopists
A 3D modelling article
by Mol Smith 2010
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Human Cells

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The text information regarding Viruses was constructed through research from the following resources:-

  • Microbiology by Prescott, Harley, and Klein (2nd edition) ISBN0-697-01372-3 USA
  • Wikipedia Data here
  • Various web sites for cross-checking data
  • Cells Alive

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